We had a great crowd at the BK Lounge Tuesday evening in spite of the terribly hot weather.
As usual the Stranger Creek Band and lead singer, Larry Dean opened the evenings festivities. It is so good to have Garry Bichelmeyer back singing his favorite creation, “Northern Star”. He seems to be recovering very well from his serious injuries from a few months ago.
Our singing bass player Mary Bichelmeyer, lead guitar player Gordon Riley and the great fiddle player, Marvin Bredemeier all added their talents to the wonderful country music in the first half of the show.
Ron Fine was summoned to the microphone with his magnificent Tenor voice; he is a great talent and we are lucky to have him as a friend. Larry Dean closed the first half with Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”.
He returned to open the second half with Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven” and Garry answered a request by singing another of his songs, “Tonganoxie”.
Our amazing guest, Danny Contreras was called on next. The former friend and employee of the late, great Freddie Fender performed several songs by, Marty Robbins, George Strait, Elvis, Johnny Rodriguez, Freddie Hart, Richie Valens and of course, Freddie Fender. He is a great talent and we are always glad to see him.
The all-button accordion player, Jerome Oberle just returned from Minnesota where he and wife Colleen enjoyed the Molly Bee polka show. As always, he did a very good job playing for us.
Larry Dean then closed the show with George Jones’ “Mama’s Family Bible”.